Rotala Florida - *Rare*

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1 Bunch - 8-10 stems - Emersed transitioning to submersed growth

Here's a summary of parameters for Rotala florida:

  • Scientific Name: Rotala florida
  • Water Temperature: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Moderate to high lighting levels are preferred for Rotala florida. Provide at least 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is beneficial for promoting healthy growth, vibrant colors, and compact growth, especially in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is essential. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients. Rotala florida can root into the substrate, but it can also be grown as a floating plant.
  • Propagation: Rotala florida can be propagated by cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them into the substrate, or allow them to float until they develop roots.
  • Care Level: Moderate to high. Regular pruning is necessary to maintain its bushy appearance and prevent it from becoming too dense. Trim any excess growth to promote denser and healthier growth.
  • Special Considerations: Rotala florida is known for its vibrant green to reddish coloration, especially under high light and CO2 supplementation. It appreciates stable water conditions and thrives in well-oxygenated water. Regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer containing iron and micronutrients is recommended to support its growth and coloration. This plant can be used as a background plant or in midground clusters to add a striking and colorful element to your aquascape.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Rotala florida can thrive in your aquarium, adding a vibrant and dynamic element to your aquascape.

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